sanitation

Fact Sheet

USAID's WASH-FIN Nepal

Building a foundation of commercial approaches and new institutional models to close financing gaps to achieving universal access to water and sanitation services.

PhotoEssay

Photo Essay: World Water Day 2019: Leaving No One Behind

Clean water and safe sanitation are key stepping stones on the journey to self-reliance. Throughout the year and around the globe, USAID partners with households, civic leaders, businesses, and governments to improve water and sanitation access for entire communities — laying the foundation for a healthier and more water-secure future. On March 22, travel around the world in celebration of World Water Day in this photo essay and see how USAID harnesses the transformative power of clean water to change lives, revitalize neighborhoods, and make sure no one is left behind.

Article

Building Local Capacity to Protect and Manage Water Resources in Tanzania

Around the world, competition for water resources is growing. Population growth and shifting rainfall patterns mean far more demand for increasingly unreliable sources. Meanwhile, too many well-intentioned water supply systems sit unused because communities are not prepared to manage or maintain them. Even those water schemes that remain functional struggle to equitably allocate water resources, and many small-scale users who live far from water sources have been left out.

Webinar

Webinar: Involving The Private Sector In Increasing Access To Basic Sanitation In Bihar And Abidjan

Only 22% of Abidjan’s population has access to basic sanitation. Many low-income residents of the city live in compound houses of 4 to 45 persons, who share a common toilet. The situation is not too different in Bihar, India where only 30% of the population have access to basic sanitation, and open defecation is still rife.

The USAID Sanitation Service Delivery Project (SSD) held this webinar in April 2017 to explore successes and failures of the strategies from:

Video

Panel Discussion on Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (AECOM-SAIS Speaker Series)

In December, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) joined with USAID implementer AECOM to host a panel discussion on Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS), a topic of particular interest as USAID expands its focus and shifts its thinking on how to address sanitation. The panel included representatives from USAID, the World Bank, among others, with AECOM’s Darren Saywell serving as the moderator.

Manual

Frontiers of CLTS No. 12 – Rural Sanitation in Africa: Challenges, Good Practices and Ways Forward

This edition of Frontiers of CLTS draws on two discussions co-convened by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The first, supported by SNV, was held in Arusha, Tanzania, 16-20 April 2018, and brought together stakeholders from eight countries across East and Southern Africa.1 The second held in Saly, Senegal, 25-28 June 2018, was co-convened with WaterAid, WSSCC and UNICEF with support from AGETIP and had representatives from 14 countries across West and Central Africa.